Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Manual Testing
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 38 36
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 -
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 0.67% 1.18% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.23% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Luton median daily rate - £313 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.34% -
Bedfordshire median daily rate - £313 £320
% change year-on-year - -2.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Luton median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Luton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 272 243 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 90.67% 95.29% 88.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 169 191
Luton median daily rate £470 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £272 £300
90th Percentile £575 £579 £619
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 12
Luton median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £50.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -72.22% +187.94%
10th Percentile £14.58 £14.00 £16.63
90th Percentile £69.00 £14.00 £50.78
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.58 £16.25 £46.29
% change year-on-year +2.05% -64.89% +42.42%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Luton.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Luton

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Manual Testing in Luton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Luton

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Luton region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Java Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java